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Watanabe Inn

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Miyajima-cho Takimachi 215-1, Hatsukaichi 739-0524, Hiroshima Prefecture
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Seoul, South Korea
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed here last July for 2 nights. Couldnt fault a thing! The family went totally above and beyond at all times. Such a pieceful location, running stream, next to the main temple. We chose to stay 2 nights in the island to avoid the crowds, and to enjoy some tranquility when the day trippers had gone home. Watanabe and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Owned by a local family who welcomed us with great hospitality, this ryokan offers a wonderful traditional Japanese experience. It is located right next to the Daisho-in temple, and 5 minutes from the Itsukushima Shrine. We had a gorgeous room with a private wooden bath and forest view. The food was above and beyond, and our hosts went out of... More 

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hersham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a truly hospitable little Ryokan and is right by the Daisho-in temple. Ask the tourist information to call Watanabe Inn on arrival at the port for a quick pick-up. Rooms here are spacious with beautiful views of the Daisho-In Temple and private wooden baths, complete with a magic “run bath” button! It is unusual to have a private... More 

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Hawaii
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

It was the most relaxing experience in Japan. The Ryokan was amazing. Delicious food and impecable presentation. The rooms were comfortable and exceptionally clean. Thank you to the Watanabe family for sharing their warmth and culture with us. Will definitely stay longer on my next visit.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The reception we received at his Ryokan was really exemplary for the Japanese hospitality. This estabishment offers a genuine Japanese experience, yet provides all modern comfort one could wish for. The location is absolutely fabulous, close to all the heritage sites. The food is fantastic, fresh and as authentic as it gets. The Watanabe family, who run the place, take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We stayed for 2 nights here in September 2014. It was our first Ryokan experience in Japan. Lovely welcome from the family with tea and local cakes. The room was large and light with a great feel. The bathroom was a good size with a lovely wooden bath and modern workings. We were shown the traditional dress and encouraged to... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

My husband and I really enjoyed our two night stay at Watanabe Inn. We stayed in the Momiji room, which was even more beautiful and larger than it appeared on the website. It looked down upon a small stream and was very quiet. We slept very well both nights we were there. The breakfasts and dinners were exceptional and the... More 

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Jersey
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The Watanabe Inn offers a magical Japanese experience. The food is a picture on a plate and sensational to the taste buds. The hospitality could not be faulted; the owners and all those that work there are most thoughtful and considerate. We stayed October 2014 for one night and I so wish that that we could have extended our stay.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

The manager was amazing. He picked us up from the port, handed us umbrellas when it was raining, dried our shoes, ferried our bags back to the port. The room was massive with a lovely private bathroom. The food exquisite, divinely presented and nothing that we couldn't eat for once. Highly recommend staying here.

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Madrid
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

we have been there in our honeymoon and everything was just perfect. beautiful rooms with the real Japanese atmosphere and charm. It really makes you feel like being in a Japanese house back in the 18th century but with all the modern days facilities. Absolutely worth it. arigato!

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